I am really disappointed by it. I am with you I would rather see him as a headliner. I like KC but their music is WORLDS apart and I don't see them having the same fan base. Also I hate stadium concerts. The ticket prices are stupid for nosebleed seats more than likely. I have seen EC every 3 months for the last two years & I am so very sad that I may not even get the chance to see him once in 2013. So far there is nothing scheduled near me. I refuse to drive 6 hours, pay for a hotel, pay the high price for bad seats & only get to see him open for KC so that also means what he will play for an hour? I love EC & that will never change and I'm sure he has his reasons for doing it but I am really bummed about it.